28 Jan Responding to the 8th Edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans
In response to the recent release of the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we at One Source Refreshment would like to reiterate a statement made by the American Beverage Association:
“We appreciate the extensive work in developing the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. We fully support the goal to help Americans achieve and maintain a healthy weight. America’s beverage companies are doing their part to help people manage their calorie and sugar intake by providing a wide range of beverage choices, a variety of package sizes and clear, easy-to-read calorie information – on package and at point of purchase – to help them make the choice that’s right for them. With [their] Balance Calories Initiative, we are working toward a common goal of reducing beverage calories in the American diet. This is a meaningful initiative that will have significant real world impact in helping people reduce their consumption of calories and sugar from beverages.”
At One Source Refreshment we are proud to work with big beverage companies who are taking great strides to reduce obesity and promote the overall health and well being of our Philadelphia consumers. Here are a few things that have made us proud to be in alignment with the American Beverage Association and make us feel more confident in the beverages we supply:
• America’s leading beverage companies voluntarily reduced calories from beverages sold in schools by 90 percent through the national School Beverage Guidelines.
• In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, America’s beverage companies announced the Clear on Calories initiative, voluntarily placing clear calorie labels on the front of every bottle, can and pack they produce.
• When it comes to energy drinks, leading energy drink makers voluntarily place advisory statements on energy drink packaging stating that energy drinks are not recommended for children. They also have voluntarily pledged not to market these products to children or sell them in K-12 schools.
As we continue to learn more about healthy diets and well balanced lives we are also proud to offer a wide variety of healthy beverages (not just for schools but for offices as well) including: flavored water, sparkling water, fresh fruit smoothies, vitamin enhanced water, still water, kombucha, aloe vera, etc throughout Philadelphia.
In addition to healthy beverages in Philadelphia we’ve also significantly increased the amount of healthy alternative snacks that we offer as well as drastically improved upon the quality of taste in our well rounded menu including: baked chips, granola bars, refrigerated bars, and snacks that are gluten free, organic, local, etc.
If you are looking to improve your current snack and beverage program in Philadelphia to include a larger variety of healthy beverages and snacks look no further than One Source Refreshment. Call us today at 800-549-3190 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team members will help create a menu that best fits your needs. Don’t forget to ask about our healthy school programs or including us in your organization’s next wellness fair.
Here is a link to the Dietary Guideline: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/